by , on March 30, 2011
A 25 year old man who was disfigured in a 2008 electrical incident , has received a full face transplant.  It is the first full face transplant to be performed in the U.S.  Electrical related incidents continue to be among the worst and most frequent leading to fatality and permanent disability. These have continued to fall because of companies working to provide training, proper PPE and good engineering to eliminate and reduce hazards.
Click here to read hospital’s account of face transplant surgery and recovery

Hugh Hoagland
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Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

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